That’s the All-City Band in last summer’s West Seattle Grand Parade; now young musicians are invited to be part of this popular group led by a West Seattleite:
Seattle Schools All City Band is actively welcoming new members to join its ranks.
The band is composed of 9th-12th grade students from over 15 different schools in
the greater Seattle area. Students come together each summer to perform in this
marching band which has been a staple of Seattle’s summer celebrations since 1951.
All City Band performs in upwards of 16-20 parades and community events during a six
week period, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people each summer.
We have no auditions for membership; all we ask is that members are enthusiastic
about being a part of a group where everyone wants to be there, and are committed to
trying their best. Our talented staff of college and university band members, all
former members of the All-City Band themselves, will work with you to teach you
everything you need to know to be successful, and help you to take your musicianship
and showmanship to the next level.
Students participating in the All-City Band program can earn a .5 high school credit
which can be applied to either fine arts or physical education. More importantly,
our program provides students with a great way to maintain their musicianship during
the summer months.
Feel free to explore our website,
http://www.seattleschools.org/area/allcityband/index.dxml. If there are any
unanswered questions, do not hesitate to contact our director, Marcus Pimpleton,
Denny Middle School music director, at (206) 252-8993 for more information.
Band members develop a great sense of pride, share the experience of being a part of
a great group of young people, and return to their school bands as better and more
enthusiastic participants. Come to our first rehearsal to learn more about our
program and consider becoming a part of the All City Band family. It?s a blast!
Rehearsals start at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 23, at Memorial Stadium.
Additionally we are constantly looking for new events to add to our schedule
including corporate pep bands to raise funds to support our program and
transportation costs. Should you need a pep or marching band for a corporate event,
wedding, private party, or any other event, please do not hesitate to contact us.